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china basin street and 3rd and 4th. we got an update for you, it was reported at 8:46 this morning and found like outside a building. it is hard to tell. a san francisco police close off access to self streets. bomb sniffing dogs were also brought in and now they saying that suspicious device or package could be a military ordinance, some kind of military explosive or device. while no cars are allowed in this area, pedestrians are still getting through and you can hear construction continues in this area so there has been little disruption. an explosive expert is looking at the suspicious package which appears to be on the ledge of a building but like i said before it is really hard to tell.
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you can see police right now diverting cars and telling them either to turn around or go back but this area definitely is closed. we will have more for you as we get more information, live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> rain is on the way to the bay area. we will look outside at the low clouds from our camera on mount tamalpais in marin county. our meteorologist, mike nicco, has live doppler 7 hd. >> we talked how the frost would be over and the rain would be go. here you go with live doppler 7 hd. we have a lower layer of 3,000 feet of dry air so the radar looks impressive but mostly sprinkles getting through the dry air right now but it is moistening as we speak. right now our best radar returns are from west of american canyon toward napa headed across 37 on
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the edge of the bay to novato and toward san rafael and lucas valley road is about to get wet and novato boulevard the latest sweep is centering on novato and 37th. broadening the picture and showing you what is going on, moist system coming up from the south and here is our cold front to the west so ahead of that we are going do have waves of moisture that create more rain as we head into the afternoon hours. i will let you know how long it will last just ahead. >> an update to a breaking news story we brought to you on abc7 news at 4:30 this morning, investigators believe they now know the source of an early morning fire in san francisco that broke now a vick ton -- victorian building before 3:00 a.m. starting outside the home before it spread possibly from a recycling bin on the street. no one was hurt. lawmakers in sacramento dealing with something they are not used to this morning: excess cash.
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california is expected to end the month with an extra $4 billion of income taxes. the "bee" is report this is due to tax changes at the state and federal laws. the extra money came in from top earner whose received bonuses and dividend payments at the end of december. >> tomorrow morning, the governor will deliver the state of the state address and we will bring it to you live at 9:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> deployment postponed for dozens of air national guard with the departure of 129 rescue changed to friday with 75 citizen airmen will be headed to afghanistan and africa, providing combat search-and-rescue support to our troops in the region. >> two lucky 49er fans won a lottery ticket to new orleans
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and one has a baby on board. we are joined new the near 49er stadium in santa clara this is a dream come true for those that require a doctor's note? >> exactly. two fans and one on the way. she learned she won the lottery for super bowl, the mom's first call was to her doctor. >> they called and said, you won 49er tickets for the super bowl. okay, okay, i thought, this is a prank call or something. >> she thought it was a joke when the 49ers called to say she was one of the lucky season ticket holders to win seats to the super bowl. >> it is a chance of a lifetime. especially my life. i am not that young. >> she was offered two super bowl tickets at $850 a pop. there is no question who she will take with her. >> i figure this is what savings is for. her daughter, valerie, is as big a fan as her mom but she also is
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seven months pregnant and wasn't sure she could go until the doctor gave the green light. >> healthy, you can go. enjoy it. once-in-a-lifetime situation have a great time. >> are you allowed to clear? >> i have been cheering. i just don't jump as much. >> those not lucky enough to winner scrambling for a seat. many are suffering from sticker shock on www.seatcrunch$2,$2,100 buys you a ticket. >> that does not which you the price of getting there. valerie and her mother are still looking for flights and hotels but they say they would not trade or sell their new super bowl tickets for any price.
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thank you, cornell. abc7 will follow the 49ers to new orleans for the big game and our sports director and mike shumann head up the team. >> still ahead, secretary of state, hillary clinton, faces tough questions from republicans on capitol hill. what she is saying about last year's embassy attack in benghazi. >> notre dame star, manti te'o, is speaking up about falling for a sick online hoax involving a girlfriend.
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>> breaking news in san francisco, the area around mission rock and 4th street because of a "suspicious device." on the right corner of your screen, a robot has cameras on it and is operated remotely from the bomb squad do make sure they can make the area safe. everyone is not allowed in that area right now. police have cord doned off the area near the giants ballpark in mission rock area near channel street. we will follow this on abc7 right now the oakland police department newly hired consultant is speaking to abc7 after a vote by the oakland city council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new
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york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good.
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that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd is a cross guard on 85th avenue an area known for violence and worries about the kids long after he safely gets them across the street. >> j.d. thinks the community needs money for programs not consultants. he runs a program at baptist church called "change the killing zone to the living zone." they should have the community involved. he should not have been selected. that is my opinion. city hall was packed with people hoping to influence the vote. they filled 4 overflow rooms supporters say look at the record. >> he brought crime down in l.a. and helped to get minority people working. the complaint levels went down. >> opponents worry about his style of policing.
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he supported the stop-and-frisk speak. oakland's mayor and police chief say that will not be allowed. >> this is -- there is racial profiling in oakland. >> he agrees that something needs to be done and is hoping this hire will turn out well. so is lloyd. >> if he can straighten up new york and los angeles he has to be doing something right. >> the contract is for $250,000. bratton is scheduled to start in february. live in oakland for abc7 news. >> thank you very much. our meteorologist, mike nicco, is looking ahead at the forecast. will the rain touch the ground? >> it is having a hard time. it is having a hard time because we have dry air at 6,000 feet and below but we have light rain on the way not only today but a sprinkle throughout the forecast. stay tuned.
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>> thank you very much. and manti te'o talks exclusively with katie couric about his fake online girlfriend hoax. >> the bay area mystery explained as scientists reveal what the fireball was that lit up the only sky last
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>> san rafael and pleasanton and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. secretary of state, hillary clinton faced the republicans on capitol hill and answered questions about the benghazi attack that left four americans dead including ambassador stevens. wisconsin senator blamed the administration for comments made by u.n. ambassador rice who said it was caused by spontaneous protest. >> what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and dooring we can to prevent it from happening again, senator. >> other republicans tempered her. a new weapon were -- a new washington post/abc news poll poll found 67 percent have a favorable opinion of her a
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career high. >> and football star manti te'o is speaking up on television for the first time of a sick online hoax played on him involving a fake girlfriend and what he found out and what he did. katie has more. >> manti te'o and his parents sat down with katie couric and manti te'o told her when he first knew the online girlfriend was a hoax. i talked with katie couric and she said he was candid but the answer could leave some unsatisfied. >> it started as a love story with a tragic ending. but now gifted story of deceit. manti te'o says he knew about the hoax earlier than he acknowledged and that he lied and he told katie couric why he lied. >> put yourself in my situation, the girl who i committed myself
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to decided on accept 12 and i get a phone call december 6 say she is alive and i will be put on national tv two days later and ask me the same question? what would you do? >> she describes him as candid and said he was willing to answer all of her questions. >> i think it was a very intense hour of television and i interviewed manti te'o but his parents. there was a lot of raw emotion spilling out during the interview. i prepped him on a lot of issues that people have wondered about. >> some think manti te'o used the scam to help his image as he gained sympathy and headlines after announcing his girlfriend and his grandmother died on the same day in september. he dad said it was not the case. >> people can speculate about what they think he but at moment, 21 years of his life.
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he is not a liar. he is a kid. >> what about the man behind the hoax? our legal analyst says it is a misdemeanor to impersonate someone online but in this case the "someone" was not a real person and you would have to prove there was intent to harm or intimidation. back to the news desk. >> the full interview is tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 on katie right here on abc7. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, keeping an eye out there. >> we will look outside at what is going on. 11:21 right now. we will look at what is going on. you can see it right there, look at the frayed edges to the
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clouds and look at the smoother edges where you cannot see the cloud is where the rain is falling and evaporated. in san jose, the sam thing to a lesser extent it looks dry in downtown san jose. now, live doppler 7 hd shows mount helena, with water over the ocean and to the west. you can see the storms coming up from the south and most of the moisture is above 6,000' and even above 9,000' so we have to moist were the lower atmosphere. we are. that is why the best chance of light rain is the next couple of hours through early evening. this morning, it was frost-free. our coolest temperature about 42 in livermore and the warmest at 52 in san francisco. nice not to scrapic off the car. now, we are in the mid-40's to mid-50's about all areas, same thing around monterey and upper 40's to mid-50's.
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the rain will continue to develop, it will keep our temperatures cooler than yesterday, and some scattered showers will follow this system tonight and through tomorrow and we will have cooler showers as the storm system comes from the north, saturday, sunday, and monday, a very weak and dry system but there is that possibility. it is not a game changer, though. >> look at this system, it is marching to the east and the ripples of lows or small chunks of energy that roll across this will kick up the light rain and sometimes it will subside and the next air will come through and bring us some light rain. this is how it plays out. you can see how it increases as we head to 6:00 this evening and it drops off headed later in the evening and reintensifies an midnight and drops off again through tomorrow morning commute and tomorrow is looking more dry. but we will still have scattered showers in the forecast because
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the winds are coming from the south. by friday afternoon, here comes the next system, and that is the one that will drop our temperatures cooler than today. today is mainly upper 50's to low 60's and outside the not bay you will be in the mid-50's, and upper 50's and low 60's tomorrow and friday, mid-50's to around 60 so you can see we get cooler until this weekend when we are only in the mid-50's with scattered showers that will linger into monday and tuesday it will be dry and a warming trend will begin so we have a couple of systems but not a lot of rain and it is a "spare the air" day possible for the day today. >> coming up next, stanford cameras reveal what it was that lit you the bay area skies last
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>> in san francisco, near china basin area, you can see the bomb squad brought out the robot to check out a suspicious package. the san francisco police department tells us this is a military ordinance which is why they sent the robot in there. it has cameras and operated remotely. this is near the giants ballpark at 3rd and 4th at the china basin. they are not asking people to evacuate but they are asking people to shelter in place and to stay away from the windows just in case there is a problem. well continue to follow this on coming up at 3:00 on katie, barry manilow and then, a subway sandwich scandal. this picture caused lots of blows and now they are even in more trouble. is it really a foot long?
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callout from the connecticut school shooting. a california school district that is storing semi-automatic rifles on their campus. >> the fireball that lit up the bay area scion thursday morning was a flaming comet. the images captured at stanford hundreds reported the fireball from the bay area do reno at 5:21 on thursday morning. scientists say it was a comet 3' scientists say it was a comet 3' long.cohaatint insosoe en ilyel y s luloonge iuronirplin ocdiou
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